During the auspicious occasion of Navratri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will only be consuming warm water at intervals for the next nine days.
Prime Minister Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Navratri. “My greetings to everyone as the auspicious Navratri commences,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
The ten day long festival of Navratri begins Saturday. The festival will culminate on October 11 with the celebration of Dussehra.
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During the festival, prayers will be offered to the nine forms of Goddess Durga. As per tradition, the Gujarat government has organized vibrant Gujarat Navratri Mahotsav, a garba festival, at the GMDC ground in Ahmedabad.
Thousands of devotees are reaching the temples of Ashapura Mata at Mata na Madh in Kutch, Ambaji Mata temple in North Gujarat and Bahuchraji Mata Temple in Central Gujarat. Garba and Dandiya groups have also been organized.
In Himachal Pradesh, the devotees are visiting historical temples since morning to celebrate the beginning of Ashwin or Sharad Navratri.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil.